Dr. Wallach discusses a recent news article concerning the happiness of women. The article centered around a survey that many women ages 35-54 were not happy for a variety of reasons. However, 70% weren't happy due to concerns related to healthcare or themselves or family members.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a recent study from Duke University. The study invoolved data from 21,000 patients between 1986 and 2004 that found black heart disease patients died at a high rate than white patients. The study also found that whites were 12% more likely to get a coronary bypass within 30 days of cardiac catheterization than blacks.
- Richard's wife has been diagnosed with bladder cancer that may have moved to her lungs.
- Linda is having difficulty sleeping due to sleep apnea.
- Sonja has two questions the first concerning P.K.U. babies. Next she has a friend undergoing chemotherapy and the friend's feet are turning black.
- Alice has been diagnosed with a peripheral neuropathy in her feet.
Dr. Wallach discusses the fact the "Baby Boomer" group is 80 million strong and moving into the later stages of their lives. Doc asserts that as they age doctors will increasing want to perform a variety of surgical procedures such as hip and knee joint replacement. He contends that these are not necessary if people have good diets and a good nutritional supplement plan.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of news articles regarding germs. The first concerns an article concerning a microbiologist that took swab samples from two different cars. Finding literally thousands of germs on the seats, dashboards and floorboards. The second article regards a recent push by the WHO (World Health Organization) to get hospital staff to use an alcohol solution to clean their hands instead of soap and water. The hope is to reduce the 1.4 million infections contracted daily in hospitals throughout the world.
- Alex has a daughter diagnosed with ADD.
- Loni has I.B.S. (irritable bowel syndrome).
- David has questions concerning water filtrationl.
- Cricket has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Dr. Wallach discusses a news article concerning a recent study on low carb diets. The study is part of the Harvard Nurses Health study and found no correlation between a low carbohydrate diet and an increased risk of heart disease. Doc also asserts that the amount of fat in the diet is not an issue. But the quality of the fat and whether or not it has been heated beyond 400 degrees.
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Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a couple of recent news stories. The first concerns the recall of 11 million bottles of acetaminophen by the Perrigo Co. This company supplies the drug to retailers such as Walmart, CVS, Safeway and SuperValu Inc. for their name brand labels. Second Doug and Doc discuss report put out by Dr. Jess Shatkin director of education and training at New York University's Child Study Center. The report states that one out of every 40 babies in America are depressed. Doc contends this is an effort to increase drug sales and the problem most likely stems from too much sugar in the baby and mother's diets.
- Ernst has questions concerning a toe fungus on a 14 year old boy.
- LaDon has three questions with the first concerning a woman on hypertension medication and concerns as to whether or not nutritional supplementation will intefere with the medication. The second question is concerns about interactions between statin drugs and nutrients. Finally he asks Dr. Wallach for a remedy for chronic sinus infections.
- Kevin asks Dr. Wallach for a nutritional plan to avoid gout attacks.
- Lou has questions regarding fat absorption.
- Tony asks Dr. Wallach for a nutritional plan he avoid anxiety attacks.